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EPA Announces Fifth Order Requiring Holyoke to Fix High-Priority CSO Discharges

Filed under: Construction Law by News Staff at 2:10 am on February 16, 2005

Press Release

BOSTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced it has issued the fifth in a series of administrative orders requiring the city of Holyoke take action to reduce untreated sewage flowing into the Connecticut River.

The city's wastewater treatment plant takes both sewage and storm water runoff. Due to the lack of capacity, the pipes – known as combined sewer overflows, or CSOs – are designed to overflow after heavy rains, resulting in wastewater being discharged directly into the Connecticut River.

The overflows that occur in Holyoke discharge as many as 500 million gallons of wastewater into the Connecticut River in a ...[read more]


Massachusetts Library Construction Projects

Filed under: Commercial Contracting by News Staff at 11:13 pm on February 13, 2005

41 Communities Apply for Library Construction Funding

Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
February 11, 2005

CONTACT: David L. Gray
Director, Communications & Public Information
1-800-952-7403, x208
David.L.Gray@state.ma.us

41 Communities Apply for Library Construction Funding

BOSTON – Forty-one municipalities filed Applications for New Construction, Addition/Renovation or Renovation Projects by the February 9, 2005 deadline for the 2004-2005 Massachusetts Public Library Construction Grant Round.

These Applications will now be evaluated for their completeness, and then reviewed and ranked by independent non-Agency reviewers who ...[read more]


HISTORIC JOHN ADAMS COURTHOUSE NEAR COMPLETION

Filed under: Commercial Contracting by News Staff at 11:05 pm on February 13, 2005
Boston, John Adams Courthouse, Great Hall

Boston, John Adams Courthouse, Great Hall

SUPREME JUDICIAL COURT AND APPEALS COURT TO MOVE IN JANUARY

Press Release

PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICE
SUPREME JUDICIAL COURT
One Beacon Street, Third Floor
Boston, Massachusetts 02108

CONTACT: Joan Kenney
617/557-1114
joan.kenney@sjc.state.ma.us

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
January 12, 2005

HISTORIC JOHN ADAMS COURTHOUSE NEAR COMPLETION:
SUPREME JUDICIAL COURT AND APPEALS COURT TO MOVE IN JANUARY

Boston, MA --- The historically preserved and newly renovated John Adams Courthouse on Boston's Pemberton Square will soon be the new home to the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court and the Massachusetts Appeals Court. The Social Law Library opened for business ...[read more]


More Construction Workers File for Unemployment

Filed under: General Contracting by News Staff at 11:00 pm on February 13, 2005

Claims Up Around Country

This week the U.S. Department of Labor reported a net loss of 1,474 jobs based on Unemployment Insurance claims by Massachusetts workers. The state attributed the layoffs to loss of employment in the construction and transportation industries.

Of the (6) states reporting an increase in claims by more than 1000 workers, Massachusetts suffered one of the lowest losses. Also losing job were; Texas (1,251), California (2,265), New Your (2,740), and Louisiana (3,132). The highest increase in unemployment claims ...[read more]


MDPH Report Examines Occupational Fatalities and Injuries

Filed under: Construction Law by News Staff at 10:44 pm on February 13, 2005

Massachusetts Rate Lower than the Nation

Press Release

JANE SWIFT, Governor
ROBERT P. GITTENS, Secretary
HOWARD K. KOH, MD, MPH, Commissioner

For Immediate Release:
Tuesday, September 24, 2002

CONTACT: Roseanne Pawelec
617) 624-5006

MDPH Report Examines Occupational Fatalities and Injuries

Massachusetts Rate Lower than the Nation

Boston, MA - Commercial fishers, construction workers and landscapers are among those at highest risk of fatal injury on the job in Massachusetts according to a new report, "Fatal Occupational Injuries in Massachusetts, 1991 – 1999", released by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health today. A total of 633 workers died in Massachusetts as a result of injuries sustained during this nine year period – an average of between one and two workers each week.

"The majority of these tragic deaths are preventable," said MDPH Commissioner Dr. Howard Koh. "Good public health means providing protection not only ...[read more]


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